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Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool

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Find out about the longest and arguably one of the most important campaigns of World War II at Merseyside Maritime Museum, occupying warehouse block D at the Albert Dock. The city’s seafaring heritage is brought to life at this museum, which was designed to narrate the history of Liverpool’s ongoing international maritime importance. Discover the city’s role in the transatlantic slave trade, emigration, the development of the merchant marine, and the story of RMS Titanic. The museum’s exhibit marking the centenary of the Titanic's sinking includes numerous personal items recovered from the wreck, such as watches, cups, spectacles, and tiepins. The site also includes award-winning dining rooms, along with a gift shop, cafe, and lecture theater. Make Merseyside Maritime Museum part of your personalized Liverpool itinerary using our Liverpool travel itinerary planner.
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  • Couldn't believe how big this museum was and the breadth of information available. It was so well maintained, really informative and interesting; we could have spent all day there!  more »
  • It is well worth a Visit when walking around Albert Docks. Many interesting facts that I certainly did not know.  more »
  • Liverpool really has a large chunk of its history to do with shipping, so this place is a must. Like the Beatles Story, well worth a visit.  more »
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  • Nice maritime museum, Lusitania info was really interesting as was most of the rest of the museum, but what the heck was that LGBT cruise area all about? The displays take one from wartime navies to cruises in the early 1900's in the White Star and Cunard Lines, then to LGBT cruises? Makes no sense whatsoever. Would give it 5 stars otherwise.
  • Fantastic place for expeditions, with big rooms available on the top level of the museum. Brilliant museum to look around with the whole family. Plenty of facilities, toilets, shop, cafe. Beautiful views. Lots to look around. It reminded me of being on holiday walking back to my car after sundown, great atmosphere, lots of fairy lights, happy feeling.
  • The museum is situated on Hartley Quay in the former Piermaster's House right in the middle of Albert Dock. The museum extends over 4 floors but there is a lift to all floors as well as the stairs. The basement contains the Border Force National Museum which is one of the best I've been to with lots of incredible factual displays as well as lots of interactive displays/tests. Its amazing how they've managed how they've managed to make customs and excise so informative but it certainly does. The first floor has an extremely enthralling area on the Battle of the Atlantic and a special section on the Lusitania. On the second floor there's a section on the Titanic and Liverpool as well as Art and the Sea and some amazing models in a section on Builders of Great ships. The third & top floor has the International Slavery Museum with recreations of life in West Africa as well as numerous personal narrations of how it impacted them. Some of the tales are very harrowing but they need to be told. The museum was amazing and incredibly all free! Dont miss it and allow 3-4 hours to give it justice.
  • Great museum. You really need two days to give it justice. Well laid out over several floors. Something for all ages (they have several exhibits aimed at school aged students). Without being too critical, many of the displays are of memorabilia, rather than historical artefacts of value. However, all exhibits add to the storyline of the maritime history of Liverpool. But the most amazing thing is that this quality museum has no admission charge. Free wifi. Lifts between floors. Disabled toilets.
  • Fabulous tour of the old dock. First class guides. Not to be missed if you're interested in the history of Liverpool.